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Thursday, May 01, 2014
The first of May symbolizes the struggle of the international labour movement. In 2014, International Workers’ Day, May Day, is as relevant as ever. Six years of austerity and neo-liberal policies washing over entire continents have left trade unions struggling for fundamental freedoms and rights at work all over again.
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Monday, March 24, 2014

I attended a side event on sexual violence which profoundly affected me.  It included speakers from Sudan and Haiti.  Sexual Violence in Sudan and surrounding countries is a travesty. The act of violence against women and girls is heart wrenching.

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Friday, March 21, 2014

Remarks by Barbara Byers, Executive Vice-President of the Canadian Labour Congress to this Parallel Event organized by YWCA Canada and World YWCA


Wednesday, 12 March 2014, Church Centre UN, New York, NY USA

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Friday, March 21, 2014

Remarks by Barbara Byers, Executive Vice-President of the Canadian Labour Congress to this Official Side Event organized by the Government of Finland and the International Labour Organization

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Speak out and take a stand against racism and xenophobia!

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Chair: Joy Ngozi Ezeilo, Rapporteur‎ on trafficking in persons, especially women and girls

The context was set with the film 'Italy: Breaking the Slave Trade', a short documentary on the work of the Special Rapporteur.

 The 4 panelists spoke on a number of issues:

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